Every Android phone owner is asked to check five settings – don’t risk ignoring them

GOOGLE urges Android phone owners to review their privacy settings in Google Chrome.

The tech giant recommends taking a closer look at five settings that could protect you — and make your life easier.

Make sure you're using the best Google Chrome privacy settings on Android

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Make sure you’re using the best Google Chrome privacy settings on AndroidCredit: Google

Checking your Chrome settings from an Android phone or tablet is very easy and definitely worth it.

“You can enhance your browsing experience with privacy controls,” Google said.

“Most of these settings are enabled by default, but you can disable them.”

To find your settings, first open the Chrome app.

Then, to the right of the address bar, tap More > Settings.

Now tap on Privacy & Security and then select the feature you want to update.

Google Chrome privacy settings on Android

The first feature you’ll want to look at is preload pages.

This feature can make your web experience much faster – but it comes at the cost of privacy.

“Chrome makes browsing and searching faster by preloading pages it thinks you might visit,” Google explained.

“To do this, Chrome can use cookies if you allow cookies, and encrypt and send pages through Google to hide your identity from websites.”

The second notable feature is called Don’t track.

This feature is designed to flag websites that you do not want to be tracked.

However, it is not watertight: websites could still ignore the request.

But there is an easy way to instantly improve your privacy online.

Third on the list is Clear browser data.

It does what it says on the tin: you can easily clear your browsing data from Google Chrome.

This includes websites you have visited or saved entries in web forms.

It is even possible to delete browsing data from specific time periods. For example, you might just want to delete the last hour – because you were looking at birthday gift ideas.

Fourth in Google Chrome’s privacy list Safe browsing.

This is a very important feature as it can protect you from becoming a victim of a dangerous website.

“Protects you and your device from dangerous websites: Get an alert when Chrome detects that the websites you’re visiting might be malicious,” Google explained.

“When you visit a website, Chrome compares it to a list of websites stored on your computer that are known to be malicious.”

This could save you from becoming a victim of scam or infecting your device with dangerous malware.

After all, you want to investigate Access to Payment Methods.

Here you can see the payment methods you have saved for Google Chrome.

Saving payment methods can be a handy way to speed up online transactions — but of course it increases privacy risk.

Luckily, there’s a specific tweak you can make that might help.

“You can edit your saved payment info so that it’s only saved on your device and you don’t see your saved payment info on other devices,” Google revealed.

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While it’s important to use the best privacy settings, remember that you’re never really safe online.

Always use caution when using the Internet, do not disclose personal information without verifying the legitimacy of the recipient and avoid clicking on unwanted links or documents.

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